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1 Sievert Water Leaking From Fukushima As Full Body Radiation Checks Begin Across Prefecture

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Tue, 06/28/2011 - 15:57 | 1409782 Cognitive Dissonance
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If someone is wearing a suspiciously firm adult diaper during the screenings will they be considered a hazardous waste dump and immediately buried at sea with Osama? And will they be made to remove the diaper before burial?

Enquiring minds want to know.

Wait......this isn't a TSA operation so all incontinent Japanese citizens should be OK for now. Unless they are radiated that is.

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 16:03 | 1409801 macholatte
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If someone is wearing a suspiciously firm adult diaper during the screenings will they be considered a hazardous waste dump......

oh the irony.....

Pissing Radioactive Urine

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 17:17 | 1410049 gmrpeabody
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Must have been a drive-by junking.

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 19:01 | 1410255 Fukushima Sam
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"More than 3 millisieverts of radiation has been measured in the urine of 15 Fukushima residents of the village of Iitate and the town of Kawamata, confirming internal radiation exposure, it was learned Sunday"

This is internal radiation!  These people are fucked!  Or should I say "Fukued"!

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 19:25 | 1410303 Cdad
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Does this mean that the Japanese automobile renaissance is not on?

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 20:37 | 1410415 Aristarchan
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Three millisieverts internal is small-time stuff. Hell, you get around 13 - 60 millisieverts a year (depending on where the tobacco was grown) from smoking 30 cigarrettes a day. You can get 3 millisieverts from background smoke if you work in a  bar in japan.

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 21:10 | 1410462 Harlequin001
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and only a couple hundred from drinking the ice in your Martini...

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 23:53 | 1410711 SparkySC
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Wed, 06/29/2011 - 00:40 | 1410773 Fukushima Sam
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Typically these readings are per hour.  At least that is what my geiger counter measures in.

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 16:09 | 1409813 spekulatn
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Well done, CD.



Tue, 06/28/2011 - 16:43 | 1409925 hedgeless_horseman
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Click on photo for video from today where physicist Dr. Michio Kaku discusses concerns with the Los Alamos National Laboratory and the wildfires threatening it now.

Kaku said around 20,000 to 30,000 barrels of plutonium contaminated waste is stored at the lab. That waste includes everything from gloves to fuel rods, according to Kaku. 


“Plutonium is one of the most toxic particles known to science. A particle you can’t even see lodged in your lungs could cause lung cancer,” Kaku said. “What we’re worried about is what happens when the fires go right into these buildings and perhaps pop open some of these 55-gallon drums.”


Tue, 06/28/2011 - 17:11 | 1410030 metastar
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We can just dump seaxxx river water onto the fires.

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 21:12 | 1410466 Harlequin001
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well all the helicopters that dropped water somewhere near Fukushima were designed for this job.

Let's hope they're better shots this time...

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 17:16 | 1410048 fuu
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Between Los Alamos and Ft Calhoun things are not looking good on the home nuke front.

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 17:18 | 1410051 augie
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I just bought a Geiger counter last night. Feeling a little less psychotic now. 

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 17:21 | 1410063 fuu
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Nice. I should get one of those considering my city is bracketed by 2 plants. One just got approval for another 20 years.


We do get free Iodide pills though.

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 18:22 | 1410189 Cognitive Dissonance
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Yeah.......but only when they say you need them.

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 17:36 | 1410059 gangland
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add NJ to that list?

"Salem 2 nuclear plant is under "hot-shutdown" mode and under investigation after a cooling pump failure caused it to close Monday according to Associated Press."



and read this on calhoun:




Tue, 06/28/2011 - 18:31 | 1410201 trav7777
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Everyone will be expecting me to say don't panic, stop the hysteria and all that....but if Los Alamos catches on fire, yes, definitely panic.

Pack your bugout ranch up and carry it somewhere else.

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 20:46 | 1410436 majia
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which way do you think the wind will blow Trav?

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 21:48 | 1410514 XenoFrog
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If a big complex of concrete/brick buildings without any groundcover or trees around them catch fire, we should definitely panic.

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 16:18 | 1409844 Cdad
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Ah Fukushima.  Remember Fukushima?

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 16:15 | 1409857 max2205
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Oh, but, there's a shitload of people who believe everthing is just peachy

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 18:30 | 1410200 trav7777
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What's a sievert or two between friends?

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 20:51 | 1410438 Aristarchan
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I told my wife that sleeping with her in the same bed was dosing me at about .02 millisieverts a year....which I don't need. She suggested that having any form of sex with me was pretty much an internal injection of radioactive effluvia that could be minimized by a 1/2" thick polyethylene rubber. I am not sure if this is a health concern with her, or some kinky attempt to resize me.

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 21:29 | 1410480 Cognitive Dissonance
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I wouldn't worry until she starts talking about having sex with you and her peeps. Then I might start asking some questions. Until then just go with the flow.

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 21:54 | 1410523 Aristarchan
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Flow. You just don't give up do ya.......All my spermatazoa wear shades, but they swim like hippos.

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 17:56 | 1410142 Ying-Yang
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I all depends... CD... it all depends.

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Tue, 06/28/2011 - 22:49 | 1410613 Let em push you...
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I want to hear 5 minutes of Obama speech describing the different variations of "firmness as regards adult diapers and TSA screenings.  Replete with reflective, academic pauses and occasional hand gestures.

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 15:51 | 1409783 hugovanderbubble
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My best wishes for Japanese population , Honestly they are a great example of order and calm vs adversity.

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 16:05 | 1409804 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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I would agree if they had orderly filed out of the building, but they have failed to exit, and they wallow in radioactive filth.

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 16:10 | 1409815 Manthong
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Oh hell, this is appropriate and good for another post.


Tue, 06/28/2011 - 19:08 | 1410259 Fukushima Sam
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They seem to be a great example of sheeple waiting in line to be slaughtered.

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 15:52 | 1409786 Jack Mehoff
Tue, 06/28/2011 - 16:09 | 1409827 DriveByLurker
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Thanks; that helps to put things in perspective.   In this instance, it helps us to see that 1 sievert/hour is no worse than getting 200,000 chest x-rays an hour, or a full abdomen CT scan every 20 seconds for an hour.

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 16:42 | 1409952 AnAnonymous
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Depends on your  health insurance. Big bills...

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 15:57 | 1409787 aint no fortuna...
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But, but its not in the news anymore. It must have been fixed!

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 15:57 | 1409789 pazmaker
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oredr and calm?...or do you mean trust and obey?  It appears to me this "order and Calm" is what will be their doom.

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 15:58 | 1409790 nodoctor
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Where did/do you get the 584K number? Ward's Automotive Reports claims 565K.

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 16:08 | 1409824 Tyler Durden
Tue, 06/28/2011 - 16:17 | 1409862 max2205
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When do those cars really go on a fire sale or will they just go to the next BK creditors?

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 18:49 | 1410233 Hephasteus
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They won't go anywhere. Cars have Electronic Control Modules. You know fancy little cpu's that run the fuel injection system and pulse width modulate the brakes and all kinds of fancy stuff. Well those cpu's die in radiation. By january 2012 a new car under warranty will require a boat load of fixing and your car will die from probability wacking it out while driving it. Planes and trains will fall out of the sky, run off the tracks and crash and burn. And military forget about it.

What did I say a couple months ago.? If you rely on nuclear power and cpu's to be a badass then you can forget about it before long. Hell by october you'll be able to sink a battleship or aircraft carrier with a row boat and fully charged makita drill. But you won't here the real reasons for quite some time on the MSM. It'll be a "gremlins" did it response.

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 16:27 | 1409896 Cdad
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Shit Tyler,

The BlowHorn just reminded me of the obvious catalyst directly ahead for all those channel stuffed GM cars that have been piling up for months.

Transformers 3!

Now I am probably going to have to eat crow for calling on Doug Kass to finally reverse his call on getting long GM shares.


Tue, 06/28/2011 - 16:30 | 1409903 Cognitive Dissonance
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May I suggest you serve that cold crow with some grapes of wrath for a hearty evening snack? You need to be ready for tomorrow's Greek vote.

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 17:22 | 1410055 gmrpeabody
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Ah yes, crow.., a dish best served cold.

That is crow..., isn't it?

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 17:40 | 1410083 Cdad
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I hear you, brother Cog,

And I am feeling dissonance.  Transformers 3 movie, the dissolution of the Euro, Transformers, EU dominoes.  Can't quite figure it out.

Then again, without Megan Fox's firmness stretched out over a Camaro big block, maybe my Transformer theory is off the  mark.

But with everyone flipping from end of the world bearish to snorting bull [at the top of an incredibly over extended two day S&P move], and Microsoft shares moving as if they were a bio tech company that just cured Cancer, who could know anything, really?


Tue, 06/28/2011 - 18:36 | 1410206 Cognitive Dissonance
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Not THAT is radioactive.


Tue, 06/28/2011 - 19:23 | 1410298 Buck Johnson
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She was fired (Megan Fox) from the Transformer dark side of the moon for saying that Bay the director was Hitler.  Spielberg wanted her gone and she's gone, good luck in hollywood.

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 19:27 | 1410307 Cdad
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Yeah, but do you see the firmness?

Thanks, brother Cog.

Tue, 06/28/2011 - 18:53 | 1410234 trav7777
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The Greece vote is about as irrelevant as the Transformers Movie...whether or not the Greeks vote for self-destruction is immaterial; it's coming anyway.

They've spent more than they produced...if the banksters take a haircut, it won't matter; austerity this way comes nonetheless

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